Originally Posted by j
If they are corrected grain (apparently, I don't know well enough to say) they at least don't have the plastic fillers in them, which is my biggest complaint with most CG shoes. Yes the leather is smooth, but it doesn't appear unnaturally so, not like, say, AE corrected grain that won't even take polish or Church's bookbinder leather...
J - mine are the black version and are made of corrected leather (quite plasticky as well). I remember that you did a lot of stripping/polishing/antiquing work on yours and must say that they look quite decent in pictures. I haven't experimented at all with mine, but owning many pairs of JL, EG, C&J, GMP... it looks pretty obvious to me that either (a) the leather is corrected, or (b) it is of such terrible quality that it looks and feels like corrected leather even if it's not (never had any experience of such thing before though...)